east, master sergeant waited in the school hallway until a very surprised 8-year-old turned the corner and sprung into her dad's arms, crying, but of course, happy to once again be daddy's little girl. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's your nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. she turned that tough guy into a nervous wreck. >> and all of us. i mean, you watch those -- i mean, we've seen them before, but it's such a powerful moment when you see that. >> we love it. let's talk about what we also love, the end of the heat in some areas. now, much of the country has been an incredibly hot summer. the exception was on the west coast, and that, fortunately, you still remain cool. what has changed is that some areas of the east have cooled off. now, summer weather continues down along the gulf into texas. even the desert areas aren't as hot as it was. so, here's how what we're going to be dealing with throughout the next couple days. temperatures for the most part are going to continue to be on the cooler side with our trough here in the west. heavy rain event. flooding is going to continue today up through the ozarks.